Koffman Southern Tier Incubator Awarded ASID NYU/CE Design Award

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The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator was selected as the first place winner in the Commercial Large design category in the 2018 Professional Design Competition by the American Society of Interior Designers New York Upstate/Canada East (ASID NYU/CE). An awards ceremony was held on Friday, September 21 as part of the ASID NYE/CE “Fall into Design” annual signature event.

Entries were evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Design Objectives (25 points): Clarity of project. Addresses project requirements and scope in concept statement.

  • Aesthetics (25 points): Overall visual success of the project using the principles and elements of design.

  • Functionality (25 points): Effective and appropriate use of materials, finishes, furnishings, lighting, space planning and detailing.

  • Design Creativity (25 points): Originality and creativity in problem solving, material use and attention to detail.

  • Extra Credit (5 points): ASID believes that design impacts lives to enhance the human experience. Describe in your project statement the design elements that successfully support this mission and how the power of design can positively effect the client, public, etc.

The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, in partnership with Binghamton University and SUNY Broome, provides entrepreneurs and startups with the knowledge and resources necessary to build a sustainable business. Ideally positioned to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem developing across the Southern Tier, its offices, high-tech wet and dry labs, common areas, and co-working spaces were designed to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for entrepreneurs. Startups can also organically expand in the space as their company grows, graduating from collaborative spaces to an office or lab, which is further expandable by connecting lab modules designed with easily removable partitions. 

Derek Goodroe